TECHNICAL PAPERS: Internal Combustion Engines

Studies of Spray Breakup and Mixture Stratification in a Gasoline Direct Injection Engine Using KIVA-3V

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Dennis N. Assanis, Sang Jin Hong, Akihiro Nishimura, George Papageorgakis, Bruno Vanzieleghem

W. E. Lay Automotive Laboratory, University of Michigan, 1231 Beal Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2121

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 122(3), 485-492 (Jan 07, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1286675 History: Received December 12, 1998; Revised January 07, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
Topics: Sprays , Fuels , Engines , Turbulence
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Average total velocity distribution computed with LPB and k-ε models for three increasingly dense grids
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SMD comparison with experimental data for combinations of LPB and TAB with k-ε and RNG turbulence models
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Comparison of spray tip penetration computed using the TAB and LPB models with experimental data 23
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Visualization of computed spray droplet distribution using LPB model (left) and TAB model (right) every 2 ms starting at t=2 ms. Experimental spray images 23 at 1, 4, and 6 ms for the modeled conditions
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Vertical and horizontal views of combustion chamber, and perspective view of the grid at TDC
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Consecutive snapshots of velocity profiles (left) and equivalence ratio contours (right) shown at (a) 30 deg BTDC, (b) 20 deg BTDC, and (c) 150 deg BTDC. Case A: baseline configuration with injection timing=40 deg BTDC and tumble ratio=1.0.
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Comparison of velocity distribution (left) and equivalence ratio contours (right) at the point if ignition (15 deg BTDC) for different tumble strengths and injection timings. Case B: tumble ratio=0, injection at 40 deg BTDC; Case C: tumble ratio=2, injection at 40 deg BTDC; Case D: tumble ratio=1.0, injection at 60 deg BTDC).
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Equivalence ratio near the spark plug for tumble ratio varied from 0 to 2
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Equivalence ratio near the spark plug for varied injection timings




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